Nearly one-third of the county sits within a national forest. At the foothills of the Ozark Mountains, our gorgeous landscape makes for world-class hiking, biking and ATV riding. Our residents enjoy a mild, four-season climate, perfect for never-ending outdoor adventures in boating, swimming, camping, hunting and fishing.
Our friendly way of life creates the safe kind of place where neighbors know and look out for one another and where kids can be kids. School and community spirit bring joy and life to our events and our unique local and neighboring attractions draw visitors from all over the world.